The Guglielmo Pepe barracks was built between 1591 and 1595 on the island of Lido, in the Venetian lagoon, to house the defenders of the Serenissima. Military activities stopped in 1999 and the site has been decommissioned ever since.
In 2016, the association Biennale Urbana started reactivating the building for short periods with the Urban Intervention Camp project. Cultural activities and workshops were organized with partners from the lagoon or elsewhere.
This year, thanks to a one-year temporary occupation convention, granted by the Agenzia del Demanio, Biennale Urbana invited Infinite Places to design and build together the conditions for a unique cultural experience and to organize trans-disciplinary residences.
Matching practical, concrete and local pair of the experiments presented in the French Pavilion, the Esperienza Pepe project is an act of research action carried by a collective will. This collaboration of Italian and French actors enable the opening of the magistral court to local and international initiatives.
Fifteen minutes by vaporetto away, come discover and participate.